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Rocky Hill - Glastonbury Ferry

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Address: Route 160, Rocky Hill, CT
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Great boat launch and park

The park is an excellent place to visit. The boat launch has 3 lanes, so boats can get in and out quickly. There's a dock for fishing and a couple for tying up your boat while... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The park is an excellent place to visit. The boat launch has 3 lanes, so boats can get in and out quickly. There's a dock for fishing and a couple for tying up your boat while getting ready to head out onto the river. Nearby is a restaurant within walking distance that offers both sit down and take out meals.... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I'm only giving it a poor because it wasn't running the summer day we went - without so much as a notice or reason. Thankfully we were on the Rocky Hill side and also came for lunch at Shad Row so all was not lost and lunch was yummy!

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Hadley, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Oldest operating ferry in the country. Nice, quiet and small park borders the ferry landing. Well worth a visit.

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We live the next town over and often go down to the Ferry Landing just to relax and be close to the water. It's a very peaceful piece of the Connecticut River. Quick history lesson: this ferry is the country's oldest continuously operating ferry. The original ferry service started in 1655 as a small raft traversing the river via long... More 

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South Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We actually live close to the ferry. My three boys (8, 10, & 12) love the experience. The ferry transports pedestrians, cyclists, and personal vehicles. There is an immediate calming effect once on the water. You can't beat the breeze on you face and the beautiful scenery of the river. We meet my nieces on the Rocky Hill side for... More 

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We used to come to this spot every so often. Not so much to take the ferry but also to have a bite to eat. So when we finally went there again last weekend, it was really nice. Some people were fishing on the fishing pier, others just sitting on the benches. We didn't take the ferry this time but... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Ferry Park in Rocky Hill is a lovely little out-of-the-way destination for a summer day. There is a lovely vista of the Connecticut River from the small park. There are docks that would tempt children to get a close up view of the river. It is just a calm peaceful place to enjoy a great day. There is a great... More 

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The ferry holds 3 cars and takes about 4 min to go from one side of the river to the other. A tugboat moves the ferry across the river, just as it has for years and years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The state of CT has tried to take the ferry away and Rocky Hill won't let them! For good reasons. This is part of Rocky Hill History. Going back over 100 years. Go down there on a summer day with your kids or your dog and take a cheap trip across the river. You can walk on or bring your... More 

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A charming ferry that is more of an attraction than a necessity. Located at an adorable marina with a beautiful view of the Connecticut river. There are picnic tables right next to the ferry. There is also a great little restaurant where one can get wonderful food and enjoy a lazy afternoon.

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